Technical Articles

Defining Remanufacturing

  Whilst opinion about remanufacturing has changed significantly in recent years, there remains a common misconception that remanufacturing within the automotive industry belongs in the same category as ‘reconditioning’ and ‘repair’. Here, we look

Foreign Object Damage – Factsheet

Turbochargers are manufactured with precision tolerances, and rotate at speeds of up to 360,000rpm. Foreign object damage from even the smallest objects which come into contact with the compressor or turbine wheels can cause catastrophic failure of the

How can the DPF cause Turbo Failure?

There are many articles and technical documents relating to how a faulty turbo can lead to DPF damage, however, the DPF is actually responsible for more turbo related failures than you might think. Here we explore what effect a blocked DPF can have on a

Hot Topic – Overspeeding

  Overspeeding is a term used when a turbo is operating well above its normal operating limits and is often overlooked as a cause of turbo failure...

Cast vs MFS Compressor Wheels

‘Machined from Solid’ compressor wheels are the latest in a long line of developments from the OEMs to enter the aftermarket. Here we explore the evolution of the compressor wheel to determine if there are any benefits to using MFS wheels on standard cast

Do Diesel Passenger Cars Have a Future?

  A year on from the Volkswagen emission scandal, speculation is growing about the life-span of diesel engines, fuelled by rumours that Norway is planning to ban all diesel engine passenger cars by 2025 – with other European countries potentially

The Future of Diesels

  As the global car industry faces increased scrutiny following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, there is no doubt that this revelation will have an impact on our market, but to what extent? Volkswagen has admitted that it circumvented the emissions